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Re: [Health-dev] GNU Health child immunisation schedule functionality?

From: Adrian Hodson
Subject: Re: [Health-dev] GNU Health child immunisation schedule functionality?
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:51:09 +0800

Hi Andrew
Clinical importance is not really relevant when designing. The question
is, can a generic module serve all use cases adequately?

If what you are seeking to "put immunization up in lights" within GNU
Health then I would advise agfainst that. After the Wakefield paper,
vaccination rates dropped 50%. Recently, in one African country, the
mainstream press blamed the Ebola outbreak on WHO vaccinations.

GNU Health is currently a pure form of beneficence. When the next
"scare" comes along will patients become scared of GNU Health and its
pushy immunization schedule? I am simply pointing out that this is the only 
area of GNU health
that could rapidly become controversial. Therefore, why put it up in

 On Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:40:45 +0000 (GMT)
"address@hidden" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hello Adrian
> I understand your view that a generic and comprehensive "clinical 
> scheduling" module may be useful for GNU Health, but I think that a
> person's immunization information is so important that it deserves
> its own independent module.
> Might you be interested in drawing up a "clinical specification" for 
> another module which might be called - health_integrated_care_plan ?
> This 
> could include an integrated view of community/hospital clinical
> appointments, clinical goals/targets, monitoring of treatment
> response etc. etc.
> Might be 
> useful for release 2.9 Luis ?
> Regards
> Andrew

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